Originally Posted by papillo
Not entirely accurate. The first GIT i bought from them must have been really old because it smelled like rubbing alcohol sprinkled with a little GIT juice. it was a 2009 batch. I subsequently bought another one from that that was perfect.
Well, I stand by my statement because you offer no proof that the one you bought was inauthentic. Further, your post is a bit ambiguous: you say the batch "must have been really old," then say "it was a 2009 batch." You don't say when you bought it, but there is obviously no need to speculate on how old it was because you know it was made in 2009.
I'm not saying you weren't happy with your batch, and don't dispute what you smelled. We've all been there with Creed, which is known for sometimes radical batch variations. Further, Walgreens sells gray market product, so it's possible storage was an issue somewhere up the line, and the bottle could have been exposed to heat for a while.
My point was that Walgreens sells authentic Creed product, and there is not a hint anywhere that it doesn't. The op only has 12 posts and joined only a few months ago, and I'd hate for him to think his GIT was not authentic when it comes from a source that is generally regarded as beyond reproach.